September 27th, 2016

OTTAWA –The NDP is calling on the government to respect the right to free collective bargaining by supporting Bill C-234, the anti-scab legislation. New Democrats believe it’s time to modernize the Canadian Labour Code by banning replacement workers as well as schemes to circumvent the law, such as teleworking.

September 27th, 2016

OTTAWA- On Tuesday, NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change, Linda Duncan (Edmonton-Strathcona), tabled a Private Member’s Bill to strengthen the regulation of dangerous goods shipped by rail.

September 26th, 2016

OTTAWA – On Monday, NDP MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke), introduced a Private Members Bill to repeal C-51, the dangerous and ineffective legislation rushed through Parliament by the former Conservative government.

September 22nd, 2016

OTTAWA – NDP Health Critic, Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway) has secured a key study of the opioid crisis in Canada. Davies won unanimous support from his colleagues when he put forward a motion calling on the Standing Committee on Health to make recommendations for dealing with the growing opioid crisis.

September 22nd, 2016

OTTAWA – Yesterday a majority of Liberal MPs voted to defeat NDP MP Brian Masse’s (Windsor West) Bill C-221 that would have allowed Canadians to place wagers on single sporting events, which is currently illegal in Canada.

September 20th, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised a new era of reconciliation and nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples.

September 16th, 2016

Erin Weir, NDP Critic for Public Services, made the following statement: "This resignation is a very troubling development and raises many concerns regarding Statistics Canada. The Liberals promised, in black and white, to restore Statistics Canada's independence. It's clear from Mr. Smith’s comments that the current Liberal government is responsible for compromising that independence.

September 16th, 2016

OTTAWA – As the Global Fund conference kicks off in Montreal today, New Democrats are urging the Liberal government to do step up their commitment to international aid. The Global Fund, founded in 2002, is a partnership between governments, civil society, and the private sector to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

September 15th, 2016

MONTREAL – Following their fall strategy meeting, New Democrat MPs laid out their plan to hold the Liberal government to account during the upcoming parliamentary session.

September 15th, 2016

MONTREAL – Following their fall strategy meeting, New Democrat MPs laid out their plan to hold the Liberal government to account during the upcoming parliamentary session.

September 12th, 2016

OTTAWA –The New Democratic Party has selected former Oxfam Canada Executive Director, Robert Fox, as its new National Director. Fox will begin his work today at the Party’s national headquarters in Ottawa.

September 7th, 2016

The NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière (Laurier–Sainte-Marie), and the NDP Critic for International Development, Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), issued the following statement:

September 7th, 2016

OTTAWA- Amid new reports of Canadian arms exported to countries with poor human rights records; New Democrats are renewing their call for a Parliamentary body to examine arms exports.

September 6th, 2016

OTTAWA – As students begin their school year across Canada, Indigenous students are once again returning to find broken promises from the Liberal Government. During last year's election, the Prime Minister made very clear commitments to fund First Nations education, yet students have still been shortchanged by a billion dollars.

September 5th, 2016

Sheri Benson, MP for Saskatoon West and NDP Labour Critic made the following statement on Labour Day:

August 30th, 2016

The NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière, issued the following statement:

August 30th, 2016

OTTAWA- As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in China for a week-long visit, New Democrats are urging him to advocate for protecting human rights and take a firm stand on trade negotiations.

August 29th, 2016

MONTREAL – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is calling on the Minister for Natural Resources, Jim Carr, to restore confidence in the National Energy Board (NEB) by replacing the commissioners conducting hearings on the Energy East Pipeline and finally fixing the environmental review process for development projects.

August 26th, 2016

JONQUIÈRE –The NDP is joining the hundreds of dairy farmers who protested at the Liberal Caucus meeting in calling out the Liberal government for the lack of movement on the diafiltered milk proteins file. Affected family farms are losing an average of $1,000 per week due to Liberal inaction.

August 25th, 2016

When Conservative Ministers got caught in spending scandals, what did Liberal MPs say?

August 25th, 2016

TIMMINS – The NDP Critic for Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), is accusing the Liberal cabinet of ignoring the single most important issue for Northern communities: jobs.

August 25th, 2016

OTTAWA — The NDP is asking the Liberal government to consider recommendations made by the Canadian Medical Association to include a health care strategy for seniors and funding for such a strategy in the agreement that is currently being negotiated on federal health transfers.

August 25th, 2016

OTTAWA – The NDP Critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development, Niki Ashton (Churchill-Keewatinook Aski), is calling on the federal government to put an end to the use of unpaid internships within the federal public service and to develop a comprehensive strategy that will end the practice of unpaid internships.

August 15th, 2016

Over 400 years ago, French citizens in search of a better life arrived in Acadia in what is now the east coast of Canada. They developed distinct francophone traditions and culture that continue to thrive and enrich this great country we share.

August 15th, 2016

NDP MP Gord Johns (Courteny – Alberni) is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, to reveal what action has been taken to secure the safe return of Alison Azer’s children, and explain why his department interfered with the RCMP investigation into the abduction of the four children from Courtenay, BC which occurred one year ago this week.

August 10th, 2016

NDP Ethics Critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) has written to the Lobbying Commissioner to ask for an investigation into Jean Charest lobbying on behalf of TransCanada. Documents from the National Energy Board (NEB) made public last week reveal that Charest met with Jacques Gauthier and other top representatives of the NEB to discuss the TransCanada Energy East pipeline even though Charest was not registered as a lobbyist.

August 5th, 2016

In the wake of a dramatic drop in employment numbers in July, New Democrats are calling on the Liberals to take action to significantly improve access to EI and stimulate job growth.

August 3rd, 2016

NDP Transport Critic Linda Duncan (Edmonton – Strathcona) is calling for improved safety regulations regarding the transport of dangerous cargo. To that end, Duncan has announced her intention to introduce, in September, a bill to require strengthened measures to assess and regulate rail shipping of dangerous cargo.

August 3rd, 2016

After almost a decade of fighting for a federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people, today's announcement marks a critical milestone on the path towards justice, say New Democrats.

August 2nd, 2016

New Democrats are blasting the Liberal government’s decision to issue permits allowing for the construction of the Site C dam despite ongoing legal challenges by two First Nations.